About ophthalmology

Ophthalmology involves care for the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eyeball and orbit. Our skilled ophthalmologists are specialists in both medical and surgical eye problems.

Ophthalmologists are medical doctors who specialise in eye and other vision-related conditions. Below are some of the conditions that they are trained to diagnose and treat. 

Glaucoma: This is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, which is essential for your vision. The damage to this nerve is usually due to pressure to the eye. Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in people aged 60 and older.

Macular degeneration: The retina is the back layer of the eye that records what we see and sends it to the optic nerve. When the retina deteriorates, this affects the macula, the part of the eye responsible for focused sight in the centre of your eye’s field of vision. Macular degeneration impacts your ability to see with fine detail, such as when you read and drive, and recognising faces and colours.

Diabetic retinopathy: This is a complication of diabetes where the blood vessels in the retina are damaged. This results in vision problems, which may be mild initially, but could become severe later on.

Cataracts: This is a cloudy area that forms in the lens of the eye. It develops when the proteins in the eyes start clumping, which prevents the lens from sending clear images to the retina. This interferes with your vision, causing it to become blurry.

Our ophthalmology services

Certain Life Healthcare hospitals offer:

  • specialist ophthalmologists
  • ophthalmology units
  • world-class ophthalmic care

The Life Peninsula Eye Hospital is a specialist centre dedicated to the provision of high-quality eye care, including:

  • laser eye surgery
  • conventional eye surgery 
  • specialised diagnostic eye tests

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